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Title: Valence bond phases of herbertsmithite and related copper kagome materials

Abstract

Recent evidence from magnetic torque, electron spin resonance, and second harmonic generation indicate that the prototypical quantum spin liquid candidate, herbertsmithite, has a symmetry lower than its x-ray refined trigonal space group. Here we consider known and possible distortions of this mineral class, along with related copper kagome oxides and fluorides, relate these to possible valence bond patterns, and comment on their relevance to the physics of these interesting materials.

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Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22); USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22). Materials Sciences & Engineering Division
OSTI Identifier:
1591970
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1592408
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-06CH11357; W911NF-17-1-0204
Resource Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Physical Review Research (Online)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Physical Review Research (Online) Journal Volume: 2 Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 2643-1564
Publisher:
American Physical Society
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY

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Norman, M. R., Laurita, N. J., and Hsieh, D. Valence bond phases of herbertsmithite and related copper kagome materials. United States: N. p., 2020. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevResearch.2.013055.
Norman, M. R., Laurita, N. J., & Hsieh, D. Valence bond phases of herbertsmithite and related copper kagome materials. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevResearch.2.013055.
Norman, M. R., Laurita, N. J., and Hsieh, D. Thu . "Valence bond phases of herbertsmithite and related copper kagome materials". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevResearch.2.013055.
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abstractNote = {Recent evidence from magnetic torque, electron spin resonance, and second harmonic generation indicate that the prototypical quantum spin liquid candidate, herbertsmithite, has a symmetry lower than its x-ray refined trigonal space group. Here we consider known and possible distortions of this mineral class, along with related copper kagome oxides and fluorides, relate these to possible valence bond patterns, and comment on their relevance to the physics of these interesting materials.},
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